lcome to my web page. New in the published writing world, I invite you to join me on my journey in learning about the power of the written word. As a teacher of English, German, ancient history, journalism, humanities, I also am an archaeologist, a photo archivist, traveler, writer, mother of three, grandmother of eight, and great grandmother to one – these are just some of the different hats I have worn over the years.
My first published historical novel, Journey of the Cheyenne Warrior, began my writing career. And my second book, Last Real Cowboy, follows Jonathan (from New York City) as he rides the Chisholm Trail in 1871, then later in life rides the Cherokee Outlet Land Run in the Oklahoma Territory in 1893. This fall I will be working on the second book in the Native American trilogy--Spirit Journey; Sunshine's Song. Brave Eagle’s daughter, Sunshine, marries mountain man, Joe Morgan, and begins her personal journey. She has two half-breed sons before Joe abandons her in a Lakota village. The third book will tell about his other daughter, Gentle Woman, whom a Comanche warrior captures on a raid. Gentle Woman learns about life as a Comanche third wife. I also have written a Civil War historical fiction novel -- a story of a real soldier in the Army of Tennessee. This book includes 18 letters Frank writes to his wife, Laura.
I love to do research and try to blend many fascinating details with true historical events in my stories – along with interesting main characters. I hope you readers and lovers of historical fiction books will follow me on my new writing adventures.
Kathleen Gibbs has a Bachelor’s Degree in Language Arts from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s Degree in Southwestern Studies from the University of Central Oklahoma. Now retired, she was a high school teacher for 30 years, worked at the Oklahoma Historical Society in Photo Archives for two years, and was State President of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society for four years. She lives in Bethany, Oklahoma.
Please check out the BOOKS, IN PROGRESS, EVENTS, and BLOG tabs at the top of this page for more information. Now adding India Finds a Home, my first tween children's book:
No one called her anything but Dog, but she had food, water, and a warm place. She got to go for rides with the wind blowing in her face. She had a boy who played with her. She was happy.
One day, the man said, "Come on, Dog, let's go for a ride."
She ran and jumped through the open door onto the back seat. She thought maybe they would go to the dog park. How exciting.
When the car stopped, the man got out and opened the door. "Get out, Dog."
She jumped out and sat waiting, but he told her to stay and climbed back into the car and drove away.
She barked and ran after the car.
The car drove too fast for her to catch.
She sat and waited.
No one came back.
She grew hungry and cold and afraid. What could she do? Why didn't her people want her anymore? What would happen to her?
This book will melt your heart. I wrote it so people will become aware of the true and sad stories of so many dogs who are abandoned or forgotten. The money I receive from the sale of this book, I will donate to animal shelters. My intent is to get people to want to donate or help save dogs, and cats, and help get dogs out of the shelters and into loving homes.